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My husband I will be in Ireland for two weeks this coming September. It's our first visit to the country, we arrive in Shannon and have rented a cottage in GarryKennedy for the first week. On day seven we will be moving to Belfast for three day's and from there we will move to Dublin until we depart for home. I'm looking for places to visit, places that shouldn't be missed, as well as places that we shouldn't waste time on. We will have a rental car up until we we arrive in Dublin, from there we will make use of public transportation. I'd also like suggestions on restaurants, tips for packing smart as well as suggestions on how much money I should plan on spending on a daily basis for food, entrance fees to sights, gas etc.

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    You might want to break your questions down into 3 or so posts. You also should look at packing tips on search the forums.

    I'm planning a trip to Ireland in August, and I've read most of the posts.

    T2P is the most helpful person for tips on Ireland. I plan on using his recommendations a lot.

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    Flattery will get you nowhere RG but thanks for the vote anyway.

    As it happens I can nearly see GarryKennedy across Lough Derg from the top of the Slieve Aughty behind our house..Not the usual spot for a first visit to Ireland?? But why not, Lough Derg has lots of options, mainly this side which is a pain but never mind.

    Lets start with Shopping...Nenagh has a Tesco which is good for food ancillaries and is The Mobile (Cell) Phone provider for cheap calls and Texts (The 1cent international calls will not be available in the North but you will just pay standard rate, no roaming charges), There is also a Lidle along with a full range of local shops. I reckon €100 spent wisely will meet your food needs for the week easily.

    Eating out is not Cheap..A meal in Goosers down in Killaloe will set you back almost €50 for two people, two courses. inc Tea or Coffee + drinks(ballpark figure).

    Killaloe gets a mention because along with sister town Ballina (Tipperary side)is the southern crossing of the Shannon, The northern crossing being Portumna, where you would find the Ferry Inn which would cut €10 off the above meal price but cost that in fuel getting there and back. Worth a mention because the town is worth a visit for The Castle (fortified Manor) Workhouse (as famine times) and Forest Park.

    Fuel gets a mention there so for a small petrol rental car or mid range diesel rental car work on 8 miles per €1 say 1500 miles over the length of stay gives a Ballpark figure of €200 fuel costs.

    Where to visit is down to your interests but on that side Nenagh has the Castle and Heritage centre. as does Roscrea heritage town. Kilkenny is an hour away. have a pint in Moneygall for the O'Barma connection. Cashel and Cahir would make a day out calling into Thurles on the way there or back. Waterford is a couple of hours away as is Cork (probably a bit less) which would be the same as The Cliffs of Moher which could be combined with a bit of Burren and Galway. maybe taking the north firs arc and coming back through Ennis for food in Brogans which is always on my list. Bacon and Cabbage or Irish Stew under €10 a plate full..(or posh nosh for silly money if you eat after 8pm)

    Anyway. Thats the rough lowdown now what are your Interests?? where would You like to go/see/do??

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